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Caitlin Cook

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Citizens donate funds for new Dunbar K-9 officer


Thomas Sowers knows the value of a good dog.

He’s trained dogs for search and rescue as well as therapy. His late dog Jupiter was by his side for years.

Nitro council votes to spend $200,000 on library renovations


Nitro residents can look forward to a renovated library becoming a reality in the near future.

Dunbar Council votes for court action on problem property


Dunbar city council voted to take action at 405 11th St. during Monday’s city council meeting.

Dunbar council votes to sell land to Aldi for store expansion


Dunbar City Council cleared the way to sell a small parcel of land to grocery store Aldi for expansion during Monday’s city council meeting.

Nitro police chief expresses concerns over new open carry law


Nitro police Chief Steve Walker asked city attorney Johnnie Brown for some advice on a topic he is typically well versed in — guns.

Dunbar council OKs police dog retirement with handler


Dunbar City Council voted unanimously Monday night to officially retire police K-9 officer Kratos and transfer his ownership to his handler, city police Lt. Michael Lester.

Council moves forward on Nitro Wall of Fame monument project


Nitro City Council moved forward with a Wall of Fame Monument project at its City Council meeting Tuesday night.

Council approves changes to Dunbar’s recycling program


Dunbar citizens wishing to recycle will have to travel a bit farther than the edge of their driveways starting March 1.

Nitro council approves demolition for two more houses


Nitro City Council members approved using sales tax revenue to fund the demolition of two troubled structures at its meeting Tuesday night.

Dunbar council talks Winter Storm Jonas response


Conversation surrounding Winter Storm Jonas dominated Dunbar City Council’s meeting Monday night.

Mayor Terry Greenlee praised city workers for their dedication throughout the storm that pounded the region ...

Nitro discusses moving police HQ


Discussions surrounding the future location of the Nitro Police Department dominated Tuesday night’s Nitro City Council meeting.

Following a closed-door executive session, council members passed a motion to...

Dunbar mayor looks to future projects for city


Dunbar City Council returned to business Monday evening with a light agenda to start off the new year.

Council members voted unanimously to adjust the city’s 2015 - 2016 budget through a resolution.


Dunbar bumps city sales tax to 1 percent


Dunbar City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to increase its sales tax and reduce its business & occupation tax.

“Nobody likes raising taxes,” Dunbar Mayor Terry Greenlee said. “...

Nitro council discusses lease of building housing city offices


Nitro City Council tabled an item Tuesday night that would have renewed the city’s lease with Kingsway Church.

Kingsway owns the old Nitro High School property that houses the Nitro Police Department, City ...

Nitro to build World War I memorial park


Nitro City Council moved forward Tuesday night on a project that would connect future generations to Nitro’s World War I legacy.

“This will be a memorial park that honors our veterans, honors our his...

Council to take a closer look at allowing mixed-use buildings in Nitro


Rich Hively with the Nitro Development Authority asked Nitro City Council on Tuesday night to consider adopting an ordinance that will allow people to live and work from the same place.

Mixed-use buildings are spr...

Dunbar talks 1 percent sales tax


In an effort to balance its budget moving forward, the city of Dunbar on Monday night joined a number of local communities discussing the imposition of a 1 percent sales tax.

“Coal severance [tax revenue] ...